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Exciting Workshops to Begin 2017

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Exciting Workshops To Begin 2017

Newly created workshops combining gifts of others into my work

I have been busy collaborating with the gifted people in my life, to share our talents in creating two workshops to start our new year. I am excited to share both workshops designed to deepen the intuitive connection within us. Each is very unique and both will lead us deep within. Please visit both websites and Facebook pages, and I hope you will join us as we create the sacred in our lives.

 

 

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A JOURNEY INTO YOUR INTUITIVE SELF

Workshop Dates: 2/10/2017 – 2/11/2017
Location: Mary Mendla Fine Art & Apparel Studio
Address: 177 Green Bay Road, Thiensville, Wisconsin 53092
Region: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Website: http://marymendlafineart.com
Contact: Mary Mendla
Email: marm123412@gmail.com
Phone: 262-227-3992

Journey into Your Intuitive Self,  A Meditative Art Journaling Retreat co-taught by Mary Mendla and Marggie Hatala

Delve deeply within yourself, open to your creative channels and give them expression in voice and color.

Join us for this two day workshop at Mary Mendla Fine Art and Apparel Studio in Thiensville, Wisconsin.

We will create a meditative environment, using guided imagery and breath work to quiet ourselves and open to the stillness within. Using our pen and journals, we will open a conversation with the divine voice that whispers from our source. These words will form a framework for the visual expression that springs forward. Then, using free form splashes and shapes of color on paper, we will allow our intuitive selves to burst forward visually and create works of art that incorporate our journaled words through collage, drawing, and symbolic imagery.  The workshop will close with each participant taking their artworks home, to hang in their personal sacred space.  There they will remain to beckon each of us daily to live from this very inner, very deeply intuitive self.

Mary Mendla is an award winning intuitive artist and art instructor.  She has worked in a variety of art media, especially oil and mixed media.  Her intuitive painting comes from deep within her through her memories, emotions, and spirit.  Mary encourages her students to seek personal meaning through their art journeys and subject matter.   http://marymendlafineart.com

Marggie Hatala teaches Meditative Journaling Workshops on a wide variety of topics throughout the Milwaukee Area and Northeast Wisconsin.  Her passion is to lead others to live from the inside out, using her depth of presence to deeply touch groups.  Marggie is an End of Life Consultant, Author and Speaker, living in Door County, Wisconsin.  http://marggiehatala.com

Art materials will be provided, you will be asked to bring your own journal for the written portion of the class, a hair dryer, and a smock or old clothing for artmaking.  No previous art experience is necessary.

Friday, February 10 & Saturday February 11, 10 AM to 4 PM both days.

The cost for this workshop is $250, or register by January 15 and pay $225

Opening to Your Intuitive Self
Workshop Fee $250.00 USDRegister by 1/15/17 $225.00 USD

 

“Come into the silence of solitude, and the vibration there will talk to you through the voice of God.”— Paramahansa Yogananda

Posted by Christine Zimonick on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Allowing Life’s Current to Carry Me

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Allowing Life’s Current to Carry Me

I’m enjoying the ease of flow into a new direction

For the past weeks I’ve been deep within myself, working on opening to the changes that have been bubbling to the surface of my awareness for months. I’ve been looking at many choices that I’ve made in my work life and sorting through them all as I opened to change.  Now that it’s flowing quite effortlessly, it all seems so easy….so great.  Yet it has included several months of deep work, asking for guidance, letting go of a deep attachment that I’ve held throughout my lifetime (and well beyond I suspect).

I heard myself repeat often that all my soul really wants right now is to write, and to share through speaking and teaching my passion for living in the present and becoming fully alive. But that meant asking myself how to completely shift my business to allow that.  Along the way, I’ve opened to many layers of my own process, that on the surface seemed appropriate and fulfilling, yet held me in a habitual path that needed to change.

Gratefully, after months of meditation,  healing work, and discussion with my inner circle, I’m now enjoying the ease of seeing it all fall almost seamlessly into place. Of course I love this time, and look back at the past months as having been a challenge. And of course, I also understand each experience as completely right and part of the perfection of the creation of this for me.

I am so grateful for it all. For the deep sacred that is always there to guide me, for the beauty of those I love so completely that have been willing to walk through my sorting through it all. And for this place in my life, this time in my life. Ahhhhhhh, thanks be to God.

 

Savoring the Preciousness of Time

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Savoring the Preciousness of Time

Easing my life to deepen my living

I just finished two projects that have really had me consumed…both of them occupying my thoughts and my time commitments in deeply expanding ways. Yet being so engaged for the past few months, has helped to show me the changes that I want to make in my life to allow more time.  It’s funny, I want to allow my mind and time commitments to be consumed. I want to allow more of this deep opening into action and life. I want to shift my work and personal life to once again give me unstructured days that will allow my meditation, reading and research to flow naturally into my writing.

The challenge of being me includes my love of “doing”, of being busy as a way of feeling productive and alive. This is very good, but it also habitually shifts into too many commitments, and too little down time to explore, create, and relax. I know myself well enough to realize this is an ongoing pattern, but each shift I open to creates a deeper well of being. And with that, a deeper need and want for the other to take priority.

As I sort through the files that I created during my writing of programs and planning future events, I breath deeply, ground, and sigh. I see and feel the culmination of my work opening into the structure that will stay long term and allow both sides of myself to flourish. At least until the next time I recommit those unstructured days for more busy-ness!

Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood

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Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood

My mother and I, intertwined in this memoir

As another celebration of mothers and motherhood approaches, I again share my own intimate story of the final year with my mother in Sally: A Memoir. She lives on through me and my entire family. Our story is one that touches all mothers and daughters intimately, and opens our hearts ever more deeply. I hope that you will share it with the women in your life this Mother’s Day…and that your story will join with my own as we bring our memories alive and our love forward into the world.

Mothers, Daughters, Aging and Loss

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Mothers, Daughters, Aging and Loss

The natural transitions of our lives 

This memoir evokes deep resonance with anyone who has begun to experience the aging of their parents. As my mother began to decline in her older age, my journal became my healing tool that helped me to explore my deepest feelings. I have brought some of those pages into Sally: A Memoir, along with the path she journeyed until her hospice death. As an RN and Reiki Master, I was blessed to guide her through this process, providing moments that even these words only begin to capture.

My work now focuses on these topics, as I devote myself to opening conversations about these life transitions and work with those dealing with caregiving, facing terminal illness, and grief. I am blessed to surround myself with these individuals while I share my own experience to assist their walk through these times.

I hope that you will touch on your own loving memories and reach out to embrace those that still remain in your life as you walk with my mother and my family through these words.